By James Warren • 13 August 2019 • 17:40
WIDER OFFER: Patricia Menarguez gives details of summer and 2022-2023 activities
Photo credit: Orihuela town hall
The country’s second busiest airport is due to be hit with worker strikes at the end of this month, potentially throwing thousands of holiday makers plans into turmoil.
The strike is being held by Iberia ground workers after a long running dispute over working conditions.
According to the airports official website, the strikes are due to take place on Saturday August 24, Sunday August 25, Friday August 30 and Saturday August 31.
Over 2,500 members of the company committee of Iberia Barcelona have called the strikes due to the passive attitude shown by the company bosses in dealing with the workers demands.
After initial strikes were held in July, talks have been quiet and the company has failed to submit new proposals to negotiate plans to improve the working conditions.
The Ministry of Labour of the Generalitat have urged the company to resume talks but according to union members the company has shown a “lack of interest” in solving the airports disputes.
Workers are campaigning for the company to end under staffing issues, provide stability to the workforce, transforming permanent part-time workers to full-time employees and to end the alleged abuse of overtime by introducing firm hourly contracts.
As Iberia ground crew work on at least 30 different airlines including Vueling , British Airways, Air Lingus and Level, if the strike goes ahead it will cause major disruption to the airport, which is currently experiencing is busiest period in over 5 years.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.